MTH 010 : Developmental Mathematics
Standard letter grades
Contact hours total
Introduces mathematics and its application; explains language and symbols used in math; develops concepts in whole number, fraction, and decimal operations and applications; and develops analytical thinking while emphasizing study and learning skills necessary for success in math courses and overcoming anxiety toward math.
1. Students will use a variety of problem-solving techniques to analyze and solve problems from a variety of disciplines. Techniques will include exploring patterns, developing mathematical models, working backwards, creating tables of data, estimating the reasonableness of an answer using a calculator or other appropriate technology.
2. Students will use rectangles to model multiplication.
3. Students will describe and use divisibility rules for 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10.
4. Students will use divisibility rules to determine factors of a given number.
5. Students will define prime numbers and write a number as a product of prime numbers (with and without exponents)
6. Students will use fraction kits (or a similar manipulative model) to describe concepts and computations involving fractions.
7. Students will perform computations and solve problems involving fractions.
8. Students will collect data from simulations and analyze the probability of a multi-stage event (for example, when two dice, or coins are tossed or two spinners are spun).
9. Students will perform computations and solve problems involving decimals.
10. Students will use correct order of operations to simplify expressions involving whole numbers, decimals, and fractions
11. Students will understand and identify place value for whole and decimal numbers and write whole numbers in expanded form.
12. Students will round whole and decimal numbers and use rounding to estimate the answer to problems involving calculations with whole numbers, decimals, and fractions.
13. Students will write whole numbers and decimals in word form and standard form.
14. Students will use symbolic notation for “less than” and “greater than” to compare whole numbers, decimals, and fractions